Nishinippon Shimbun


Nishinippon Shimbun
The Nishinippon Shimbun
Type Daily newspaper
Format Blanket (54.6 cm x 40.65 cm)
Owner The Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Publisher Akishige Tada
Founded March, 1877
Language Japanese
Headquarters Fukuoka
Circulation Morning edition: 849,361
Evening edition: 177,891
(ABC Japan, average for January-June 2005)
Official website www.nishinippon.co.jp
Headquarters of Nishinippon Shimbun in Fukuoka.

The Nishinippon Shimbun (西日本新聞 Nishinippon Shinbun?, lit. West-Japan newspaper) is a Japanese language daily newspaper published by The Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd (株式会社西日本新聞社 Kabushiki-gaisha Nishinippon Shinbunsha?). As of May 2006, it has the circulation of a million as a total of morning and evening editions. Headquartered in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, the newspaper cover reader is Kyūshū.

The Nishinippon Shimbun sponsors the Prince Takamatsu Cup Nishinippon Round-Kyūshū Ekiden, the world's longest relay race.

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